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Greece: Athens Olympic Games security raises human rights concerns

, Index number: EUR 25/008/2004

The first summer Olympic Games following the attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001 start on 13 August. They are accompanied by unprecedented security measures, which raise questions about transparency, accountability and impunity. Halya Gowan, Deputy Director of the Amnesty International (AI) Europe and Central Asia Programme, explains the organization's concerns about security measures being taken that are the most comprehensive of the games' history, both in terms of policing the events and in the role being played by NATO and NATO countries.

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